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Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) celebrates with fans after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The NFL's Raiders are officially leaving Oakland again and going to Las Vegas


The NFL's Oakland Raiders planned move to Las Vegas in 2020 was approved by NFL owners Monday by a 31-1 vote.

This marks the second time the team has left Oakland after a brief stint in Los Angeles 35 years ago. 

The team's lease at the Oakland Coliseum ends after the 2017 season. The planned Vegas stadium, which will be shared with the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, will cost $1.9 billion, with 65,000 seats.

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf gestures during a rally to keep the Oakland Raiders from moving Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. NFL owners are expected to vote on the team's possible relocation to Las Vegas Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf's plans to keep the team have been rejected by the NFL. Owner Mark Davis secured $750 million in public funding to move, which Oakland could not match, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The NFL had its promo photos ready.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said he didn't want to see another franchise relocate.

Fans quickly proposed a logo based on the unpopular Los Angeles Chargers logo.

Some fans weren't happy with the move.

But at least one was celebrating.

The move to Vegas was once considered unthinkable for a professional sports team given Vegas' ties to gambling. Originally, Davis partnered with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, but a falling out between the two led Bank of America to replace Adelson's $650 million contribution and assuage some owners' fears.

The Raiders are the third NFL team in the last two years to move. The St. Louis Rams moved to Los Angeles last year, and the San Diego Chargers joined them earlier this year

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Jay Deogracias takes a selfie during an event to unveil the name of Las Vegas' National Hockey League franchise, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. The team will be called the Vegas Golden Knights. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Vegas went from having no pro sports teams to two, counting the NHL's Golden Knights who arrived last year.

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